Lycosidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Piratula  Roewer, 1960   6 species

Piratula hurkai  (Buchar, 1966)

Description
Male

The retrolaterally directed lobe of the tegular apophysis is narrower than in P. knorri and P. latitans. Tegulum without tooth. The palpal tibia bears a number of retrolateral thick thorns. Bright median band of carapace often with dark forked mark, sternum with bright median band.

Body length male: 4.8 mm
Female

The receptaculi are not spherical and similar to but differently shaped than in P. knorri. Bright median band of carapace often with dark forked mark, sternum with bright median band.

 

Body length female: 5.4 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Ukraine, Caucasus (Russia, Georgia)
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Distribution List
Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||
References

Kovblyuk M M (2004b) A survey of spider species with Crimeo-Caucasian disjunct ranges (Arachnida, Araneae). In: Samu F & Szinetár C (eds.), European Arachnology 2002: 20th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Szombathely, Hungary 22-26 July 2002. Plant Protection Institute & Berzsenui College, 2004: 251-258 pdf

Nadolny A A, Kovblyuk M M (2011) The spider genus Pirata Sundevall, 1833 (Aranei: Lycosidae) in Crimea and Abkhazia Arthropoda Selecta 20: 175-194 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
30-09-2015 Distribution update Detail
19-03-2015 Datasheet update Detail